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Continuing Education Resources for Library Staff

Upcoming and recorded webinars related to COVID-19 can be found in this section. You can peruse the recorded webinars by most recent firstby popular topicsor other topics.

Additional resources on COVID-19 and libraries are also available. 


Supporting Students Coping with Grief and Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic (First Book) August 11, 2020, 3:00 pm (PT) - The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact children and families as we all process the stress and collective grief of this global health crisis. As you prepare to resume classes and programs, we know that student mental health is an incredibly important concern. To give educators tangible ways to support the kids you serve, we're hosting an exclusive free, live webcast for First Book members with Dr. David Schonfeld of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, and Founding Member of the Coalition of Grieving Students. Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC who has given more than 1,000 presentations on pediatric bereavement and crisis.

COVID-19: How to Advocate for your Library During the COVID Era (SirsiDynix) August 12, 2020, 10:00 am (PT) - Wondering how you can better advocate for your library? Looking for tools to gauge community priorities or create partnerships? In this budget climate, libraries need an actionable funding plan to advocate for the tools and resources they need to continue operating and enriching their community. EveryLibrary’s executive director, John Chrastka, is hosting this webinar to teach new advocacy techniques and skills that will help push your next budget campaign to success.

COVID-19 and Collections Care: Part Two (Federal Depository Library Program) August 25, 2020, 10:00 am (PT) - This 90-minute webinar will include background information on the coronavirus, the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and research coming out of the cultural heritage field, while introducing participants to recommendations for mitigating risks related to handling and care of collections materials. This session is an update to a webinar recorded on June 5, 2020, COVID-19 and Collections Care.